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Side effects of taking anti-seizure medicine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i took 2 50. mg primadones on accident its 30 hrs later and still feel lowsy will this go away?
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   you really a doc ?
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   ok i took 2 50. mg primadones accidently yesterday a 9.00 am and i still feel lowsy 30 hrs later what is the deal ..thought it was asperin was my moms
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   no appetite head feels slow and hurts
User :   28
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
User :   its an anti seizure med i looked it up but nothing about the next day
Doctor :   The drug has to be metabolised completely for the effects to vanish.
Doctor :   This can take 24 to 48 hours, depending on the weight of the individual.
User :   ho long i want to out tonight and feel extremely sluggish feel like throwing up
User :   how sorry
User :   how long will it take sorry
Doctor :   But they would get metabolised slowly and these effects will dissappear.
User :   so are headaches and tired and feeling slow is normal?
Doctor :   As it is 30 hour now, it should vanish in another 12 to 18 hours.
User :   also i take antianxiety med its xanax can i take this today im kinda scared like i said its been 30 hrs
User :   dang that sucks
User :   feel bad for the folks that have seizures ...
Doctor :   The symptoms you see may have been due to the drug.
Doctor :   And this drug is one which is metabolised very slowly.
Doctor :   As mentioned earlier, it can last upto 48 hours period.
User :   so can i take my medicines paxil and xanax??
Doctor :   In some of them, the effects can persist for 4 to 5 days too.
Doctor :   If your drowsiness is severe, then you can avoid the medications.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yea
User :   wait i havnt takin them yet should I?
Doctor :   Xanax and paxil can increase the drowsiness and disorientations.
User :   the xanax might make it better cause i can eat on it
Doctor :   Hence if these symptoms are severe, then you may avoid the medications untill the drowsiness, nausea improves.
User :   hmmm.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   na so i should just give it time??
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   well this was worth it thank you!
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water and it will slowly improve.
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